News – 2007.08.05

Mercury Debuts MultiCore Plus Software Development Kit for Playstation 3
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the release of its MultiCore Plus(TM) SDK for PS3 – Base Package, which enables application developers to unleash the powerful Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3) game console for low-cost, high-speed computing.

SyntheSys Research Debuts BERTScope PLA Phase Locked Loop Analyzers
SyntheSys Research, Inc., introduces the new BERTScope PLA series of Phase Locked Loop Analyzers – the first single instrument solution for validating the response of PLLs used for transmit clock generation in Add-In cards is compliant to PCIe test specifications.

New Features, Hybrid STBs, Retail STB Drive Set-top Box Markets
The market for STBs (set-top boxes) will grow at a steady pace through the end of the decade before easing slightly, as service upgrades to existing pay-TV customers are completed and the market shifts from new-technology growth to growth driven by the addition of new pay-TV subscribers. According to a new study from ABI Research, three main drivers will propel this market in the coming years: advanced features, the new interactivity offered by “hybrid STBs”, and the possible development of a retail set-top box market.

EtherWaves Rolls Out Digital Radio ClearSignal to Australian Retailers
EtherWaves unveils its Digital Radio ClearSignal(TM) product featuring DAB+, DMB-Audio, and DAB Data services targeted to Australian retailers. Radios empowered with EtherWaves’ ClearSignal(TM) Digital Radio technology can simultaneously decode DAB data services such as slideshows and EPG, while listening to DAB or DAB+.

Elma LED Light Guides Seals to IP68
Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary components and electronic packaging products, offers new front panel light guides in various diameters, lengths and colors (on request) that offer sealing to IP68. The IP68 LEDs feature sealing that is accomplished through special shaping of the light guide body accompanied with precision boring by the customer. All standard Elma front surface shapes and LED launch shapes are available. In addition, light guide lengths are now available up to 100mm on request.